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    Glazed Rio Star Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake

    Glazed Rio Star Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake. Photo by KrabKokonas

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    1 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hrs

    RéeLani's Note:

    Found this in a local newspaper and scribbled it down. I've had lots of lemon poppy seed cake but never heard of one made with grapefruit. I haven't tried this yet but am looking forward to it.

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    Ingredients:

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    For the Cake

    For the Glaze

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
    2. 2
      Grease a 10" tube or bundt pan.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl combine the butter and sugar and beat'til fluffy.
    4. 4
      Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after adding each egg.
    5. 5
      In another bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
    6. 6
      Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk.
    7. 7
      Add 1 1/2 tbs of the grapefruit peel, the poppy seeds and 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice'til combined.
    8. 8
      Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
    9. 9
      Bake 1 hour or'til a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
    10. 10
      Cool cake in pan 10 minutes then remove to a wire rack and cool completely.
    11. 11
      While cake is cooling prepare the glaze by combining the confectioners sugar and the 2 tbs of grapefruit juice'til the mixture is smooth.
    12. 12
      When cake has cooled drizzle with glaze.
    13. 13
      For added garnish peel and section a grapefruit and top each slice of cake with a grapefruit wedge.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 28, 2009

      35

      A very tasty cake, not overwhelmingly "grapefruit-y". Like KrabKokonas, I would recommend doubling the peel for more citrus flavor and increasing the % of grapefruit juice. Didn't have any buttermilk, so combined whole milk with the juice to sour it. We found that this cake was better eaten the first day or two.

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    • on July 24, 2007

      55

      I followed the directions exactly as written and it made one GREAT cake! I will definitely be making this again very soon. A couple of minor comments: There was very little grapefruit taste to the cake itself. The poppy seed taste, however, was excellent. If you want a more citrusy cake, I would recommend doubling the peel to be put into both the batter and the glaze. I might also substitute a quarter cup of the buttermilk for some more grapefruit juice. Thanks for a real keeper, RéeLani! UPDATE: I made this again (it's really that good:) and this time made a citrus buttercream frosting for the top and decorated it with starfruit. I didn't think this cake could get any better, but the frosting really added a nice zing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Glazed Rio Star Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (141 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 474.0
     
    Calories from Fat 159
    33%
    Total Fat 17.7 g
    27%
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    51%
    Cholesterol 94.3 mg
    31%
    Sodium 298.3 mg
    12%
    Total Carbohydrate 74.2 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 50.0 g
    200%
    Protein 5.9 g
    11%

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    grapefruit peel

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